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3rd Nov '17 9:44:23 AM mimitchi33
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* ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}'' is huge in South Korea. The show got boatloads of exclusive merchandise there, still airs on South Korean TV to this day and has been spoofed in a recurring segment of the Korean version of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
22nd Oct '17 5:37:39 PM nombretomado
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* Sky One in the United Kingdom treated ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' much better than its American parent network, showing it just about every day in just before or in prime-time. It's still very well loved (although it's now on [[ChannelFive Five Star]]). It is also very popular in Mexico, still airing an hour and half a weekday. May have something with abusive yet genuine friends and family being no rarity in Mexico.

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* Sky One in the United Kingdom treated ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' much better than its American parent network, showing it just about every day in just before or in prime-time. It's still very well loved (although it's now on [[ChannelFive [[Creator/ChannelFive Five Star]]). It is also very popular in Mexico, still airing an hour and half a weekday. May have something with abusive yet genuine friends and family being no rarity in Mexico.
22nd Sep '17 4:16:19 AM Madeleymade
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* The BBC series ''Series/TheOnedinLine'' was big in Britain, running nine years, but possibly more so in Europe. Star Peter Gilmore recorded albums especially for the Dutch market, and became a spokesperson for Philips Electronics, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BueojVbNdeo and the series became the most popular show in Romania, Gilmore even visiting the country in the late 70s. There was national outcry when Ceaucescu replaced it and all foreign programmes with state broadcasts, possibly fuellin the Revolution.

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* The BBC series ''Series/TheOnedinLine'' was big in Britain, running nine years, but possibly more so in Europe. Star Peter Gilmore recorded albums especially for the Dutch market, and became a spokesperson for Philips Electronics, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BueojVbNdeo and the series became the most popular show in Romania, Gilmore even visiting the country in the late 70s. There was national outcry when Ceaucescu replaced it and all foreign programmes with state broadcasts, possibly fuellin fuelling the Revolution.
22nd Sep '17 4:13:48 AM Madeleymade
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** It was also huge in Britain, thanks to Irish DJ Creator/TerryWogan and his obsession with the series on his radio show. However, it was possibly more popular in Ireland, a country already obsessed with Americana, and spawned such unauthorised spinoffs as the Irish country singer Tom Allen changing his name to TR Dallas, and an ice-cream
* The BBC series ''Series/TheOnedinLine'' was big in Britain, running nine years, but possibly more so in Europe. Star Peter Gilmore recorded albums especially for the Dutch market, and became a spokesperson for Philips Electronics, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BueojVbNdeo and the series became the most popular show in Romania, Gilmore even visiting the country in the late 70s. There was national outcry when Ceaucescu replaced it and all foreign programmes with state broadcasts, possibly fuellin the Revolution.
14th Sep '17 8:16:45 AM Twentington
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** Many relatively short-lived American game shows have had very successful British versions. Most notably ''Series/{{Blockbusters}}'', ''Series/CatchPhrase'', ''Series/StrikeItLucky'' (adaptation of the short-lived American show ''Strike It Rich'') and ''Play Your Cards Right'' (adaptation of ''Series/CardSharks''). Their adaptations of ''Series/{{Gambit}}'', ''Series/NowYouSeeIt'', ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''Series/ChildsPlay'', ''Every Second Counts'' and ''Series/WinLoseOrDraw'' far outlasted their American counterparts. Note, however, that ''Card Sharks'' and ''Win, Lose or Draw'' were hardly failures in the United States (the former was revived twice), and even the American ''Blockbusters'' is a bit of a CultClassic. Also, the American ''Gambit'' lasted four years, had a one-year revival, and was revived again in 2008-11 as ''Catch 21''.
** Famous magician Paul Daniels hosted three shows that were all an example (as their American counterparts only lasted one season): ''Odd One Out'' (based off ''Knockout'' with [[Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn Arte Johnson]]), ''Every Second Counts'' (named that in America, with [[Series/CardSharks Bill]] [[Series/{{Blockbusters}} Rafferty]]), and ''[[Series/Wipeout1988 Wipeout]]'' (based off the one with [[Series/PressYourLuck Peter Tomarken]]).

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** Many relatively short-lived American game shows have had very successful British versions. Most notably ''Series/{{Blockbusters}}'', ''Series/CatchPhrase'', ''Series/StrikeItLucky'' (adaptation of the short-lived American show ''Strike It Rich'') and ''Play Your Cards Right'' (adaptation of ''Series/CardSharks''). Their adaptations of ''Series/{{Gambit}}'', ''Series/NowYouSeeIt'', ''Series/TheCrossWits'', ''Series/ChildsPlay'', ''Every Second Counts'' Counts'', and ''Series/WinLoseOrDraw'' far outlasted their American counterparts. Note, however, that ''Card Sharks'' and ''Win, Lose or Draw'' were hardly failures in the United States (the former was revived twice), and even the American ''Blockbusters'' is a bit of a CultClassic. Also, the American ''Gambit'' lasted four years, had a one-year revival, and was revived again in 2008-11 as ''Catch 21''.
** Famous magician Paul Daniels hosted three shows that were all an example (as their American counterparts only lasted one season): ''Odd One Out'' (based off ''Knockout'' with [[Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn Arte Johnson]]), ''Every Second Counts'' (named that in America, with [[Series/CardSharks Bill]] [[Series/{{Blockbusters}} Rafferty]]), Bill Rafferty hosting), and ''[[Series/Wipeout1988 Wipeout]]'' ''Series/{{Wipeout|1988}}'' (based off the one with [[Series/PressYourLuck Peter Tomarken]]).
17th Aug '17 8:06:01 PM JohnRamos88
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* ETC, a channel under Solar Entertainment in the Philippines, is the reason for the smash ratings and huge success for their broadcasts of ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' and its spinoff ''Series/TheOriginals'', with both shows having huge fans among Filipinos. When TVD aired a Carol Banawa song on a Season 7 episode, Filipinos all over the globe rejoiced, including local viewers.
* ''Series/OrphanBlack'' is as huge a sensation in the United States as it is in Canada, becoming BBC America's first true breakout hit besides ''Series/DoctorWho''. While there have been a number of other recent Canadian exports on American television, like ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'' and ''Series/RookieBlue'', none of them come close to the popularity of ''Orphan Black''. In fact, Tatiana Maslany's 2014 Emmy award snub is seen as the biggest of the year.

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* ETC, a channel under Solar Entertainment in the Philippines, is the reason for the smash ratings and huge success for their broadcasts of ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' and its spinoff ''Series/TheOriginals'', with both shows having huge fans among Filipinos. When TVD aired a Carol Banawa song on a Season 7 episode, Filipinos all over the globe rejoiced, including local viewers.
viewers. In the TVD series finale, fans nationwide cried together, and the national broadcast was a social media hit. (Chord Overstreet's song ''Hold On'', which was featured during that episode, also brought back memories of ETC being the national TV broadcaster for ''Glee'' in its 6 seasons, Chord having played Sam Evans from season 2 onwards.)
* ''Series/OrphanBlack'' is as huge a sensation in the United States as it is in Canada, becoming BBC America's first true breakout hit besides ''Series/DoctorWho''. While there have been a number of other recent Canadian exports on American television, like ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'' and ''Series/RookieBlue'', none of them come close to the popularity of ''Orphan Black''. In fact, Tatiana Maslany's 2014 Emmy award snub is seen as the biggest of the year.year, while her win in 2016 would shock the fandom.
1st Aug '17 11:44:03 PM arnoldmcguire335
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* ''Series/TheRedHandGang'' originally aired on NBC in the United States and was not very popular. The series has been broadcast often by [=BBC1=] and [=BBC2=] in the United Kingdom, where it is considerably better known than in its home country.

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* ''Series/TheRedHandGang'' ''The Red Hand Gang'' originally aired on NBC in the United States and was not very popular. The series has been broadcast often by [=BBC1=] and [=BBC2=] in the United Kingdom, where it is considerably better known than in its home country.



** Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger is very well received by Western audiences. Helps that it kicked off with a fight sequence involving every single ranger up to that point.
** ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'' is also loved by Western audiences, to the point that some consider the suits to be honorary Power Rangers. One of the biggest complaints of Series/PowerRangersMegaforce among fans of both series was that, given that the series mark on the Power Rangers and the zords/monsters being particularly iconic to many long time fans, their dismissed use in Megaforce was a [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter big waste]]. Many felt that they could have been used as a send up to the ties between Franchise/SuperSentai and Franchise/PowerRangers.

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** Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' is very well received by Western audiences. Helps that it kicked off with a fight sequence involving every single ranger up to that point.
** ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'' is also loved by Western audiences, to the point that some consider the suits to be honorary Power Rangers. One of the biggest complaints of Series/PowerRangersMegaforce ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'' among fans of both series was that, given that the series mark on the Power Rangers and the zords/monsters being particularly iconic to many long time fans, their dismissed use in Megaforce was a [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter big waste]]. Many felt that they could have been used as a send up to the ties between Franchise/SuperSentai and Franchise/PowerRangers.



** In India, the live action ''Franchise/GiantRobo'' series is almost universally adored amongst Gen X-ers and early Millennials thanks to it being broadcast around the mid 80's on the only television station in India at the time. It was so popular that it was rebroadcast repeatedly well into the 90's and toy watches imitative of the one Daisaku Kusama/Johnny Sokko had were reportedly the best selling toy in India in the mid 80's. When Indians think of Tokusatsu, they tend to think of ''Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot'' because of it' sheer popularity.

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** In India, the live action ''Franchise/GiantRobo'' series is almost universally adored amongst Gen X-ers and early Millennials thanks to it being broadcast around the mid 80's on the only television station in India at the time. It was so popular that it was rebroadcast repeatedly well into the 90's and toy watches imitative of the one Daisaku Kusama/Johnny Sokko had were reportedly the best selling toy in India in the mid 80's. When Indians think of Tokusatsu, they tend to think of ''Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot'' because of it' it's sheer popularity.



* ''Series/TheSamurai'': Ask any Australian who was a kid in the mid-1960s what his favorite TV program was; he will probably answer ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Samurai_(TV_series) The Samurai]]''.

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* ''Series/TheSamurai'': ''The Samurai'': Ask any Australian who was a kid in the mid-1960s what his favorite TV program was; he will probably answer ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Samurai_(TV_series) The Samurai]]''.



** Plans are underway for the current running ''Ang Probinsyano'' to be aired outside the country in Spanish speaking Latin America. Before this, the show was memorable for a running meme among Filipinos in the country and abroad (which caught other people by surprise outside the country) using the series theme song (''Wag Ka Nang Umiyak'' by Gary V, originally from Sugarfree) as a background for edited scenes of TV series and movies made internationally as if they were remade for Philippine audiences (some of these videos made by fans, through, feature the slow motion and zooming scenes similar to those used in the series, wile others have included Kyla's cover of ''Till I Met You'' (from the drama of the same name), even Vice Ganda and Zsa Zsa Padilla, one even used the current ''Kayleserye'' (on GMA-7's Eat Bulaga) theme music ''God Gave Me You''!)

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** Plans are underway for the current running action soap ''Ang Probinsyano'' to be aired outside the country in Spanish speaking Latin America. Before this, the show was memorable for a running meme among Filipinos in the country and abroad (which caught other people by surprise outside the country) using the series theme song (''Wag Ka Nang Umiyak'' by Gary V, originally from Sugarfree) as a background for edited scenes of TV series and movies made internationally as if they were remade for Philippine audiences (some of these videos made by fans, through, feature the slow motion and zooming scenes similar to those used in the series, wile others have included Kyla's cover of ''Till I Met You'' (from the drama of the same name), even Vice Ganda and Zsa Zsa Padilla, one even used the current ''Kayleserye'' (on GMA-7's Eat Bulaga) theme music ''God Gave Me You''!)



* British comedy-superhero parody ''Series/SuperGran'' is a campy depiction of a grandmother with superpowers. It's regarded as "meh" at best in the UK but it was a huge hit in Cuba breaking records on ratings.

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* British comedy-superhero parody ''Series/SuperGran'' ''Super Gran'' is a campy depiction of a grandmother with superpowers. It's regarded as "meh" at best in the UK but it was a huge hit in Cuba breaking records on ratings.
30th Jul '17 5:05:56 PM nombretomado
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* The American TV series ''Series/{{JAG}}'' was pitched by Creator/DonaldPBellisario to the networks as ''Film/TopGun'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Film/AFewGoodMen''. It was going to be scrapped after only one season due to poor ratings in the United States on Creator/{{NBC}}, but when Creator/{{Paramount}} found that ''JAG'' was a huge hit overseas, including Australia, Benelux, France, Germany, Hungary, Scandinavia, and South Africa, Creator/{{CBS}} was convinced that it should be {{Uncanceled}}.

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* The American TV series ''Series/{{JAG}}'' was pitched by Creator/DonaldPBellisario to the networks as ''Film/TopGun'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''Film/AFewGoodMen''. It was going to be scrapped after only one season due to poor ratings in the United States on Creator/{{NBC}}, but when Creator/{{Paramount}} found that ''JAG'' was a huge hit overseas, including Australia, Benelux, France, Germany, Hungary, Scandinavia, and South Africa, Creator/{{CBS}} was convinced that it should be {{Uncanceled}}.
22nd Jul '17 2:48:44 AM Divra
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* ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' was always big and well-liked in the West, but its popularity in Russia was through the roof. Of course, having a Russian main character who was not a crude stereotype but a complex and nuanced character (who was also intelligent, tough, cultured, charismatic and patriotic), helped a lot.
3rd Jul '17 12:23:42 PM faunas
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* ITV's ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' is widely considered in Italy to be the best portrayal of Poirot, to the point that episodes are still broadcast every Saturday afternoon.
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